Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Steamboat Vacation 2013

I am a few weeks....okay almost a month late with this post but like they say, better late than never.  We returned to Steamboat this year for another wonderful ski vacation.  The Erickson 5 took a different route to Steamboat as we flew into Denver and drove up the mountain.  That proved to be a lot of fun and as challenging as driving in the mountains (especially when snowing) can be, it was beautiful. 

The kids all enjoyed the scenery and it was fun to hang out the five of us in Denver and then on the drive.  We got to Steamboat right after it started to snow so the last half hour of our drive was a little scary on the pass but we made it just fine. 
We stayed at the same house again with Grandma and Grandpa A and Uncle T.  The first night we went out for dinner to the pizza place and then headed back for hot tub and cards. 

The first day of skiing, the girls were in ski school and k took a snowboarding lesson.  They all had a great time.  Uncle T, Grandpa A, Jon and I hit the slopes.  We skied hard that first day and covered a lot of ground.  It was great and when we picked the kids up at ski school, they were ready to head back up to the top to do some skiing with us.  It was fun.  K had a good time snowboarding but we decided to put him back on skis for the remainder of our trip so he could "keep" up with the rest of us. 

The next two days were filled with lots of fun skiing.  The kids LOVED to go through the trees and aside from a few run In's everyone had a great time.  Both Jon and I are impressed with how well they are skiing now.  We have decided that pretty soon we will have a hard time keeping up with them. 

Over all it was a wonderful trip.  So relaxing with skiing during the day and hot tubing and playing cards at night.  It is never easy to leave Steamboat after our vacation there. 

This year we drove back down the mountain in a snow storm for half the way and that was scary.  We Thanked God when we drove out of that snow.  We had some time when we got to Denver so we went to a fun Mexican restaurant called Casa Bonita.  They have a live dive show in the restaurant so it was some fun entertainment.  We had never experienced anything like that before and we all enjoyed it. 

It was a successful vacation and one that we all enjoyed so much! We are already looking forward to 2014! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Grandpa and Grandma A also had a great time with all the family and were very sad when you all left. Hope we can do longer next year.

Grandma A